Fall/Winter Timetable

POL380H1F L0101

Topics in International Politics

Gender and Intersectionality in Global Politics


This course will consider issues of gender and politics from the standpoint of ‘intersections’ with race and class. Intersectional feminism has emerged as a highly influential approach, in Political Science and other social science disciplines, and in policy formulation from the global to the local. Specific United Nations world conferences and declarations addressing human rights, gender, race and Indigeneity will be addressed, as well as examples from Canada, the US, the UK and the global south. The intersection of social movements with current issues in Political Science internationally will be a central theme of the course. Such issues include gender, race, class, Indigeneity, climate justice, elections and the global pandemic.


Patricia Hill Collins and Sirma Birge, Intersectionality; and Helma Lutz, et al., eds., Framing Intersectionality: Debates. On a Multi-Faceted Concept of Gender Studies.


POL208H1 or POL208Y1 or POL209H5 or POLB80H3